Jake Lentner’s ability to cross between the country and rock realm is what makes him such a perfect fit for the band of Cody Jinks moving forward. On November 12th, Cody Jinks will not only release his latest country record called ‘Mercy,’ he’ll be releasing a metal album.
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Instead of doing the actual work to truly verify whether the donations had been made by Morgan Wallen, and/or being patient enough to wait until the information could be fully revealed, ‘Rolling Stone’ ran with the working assumption that the donations weren’t delivered at all
Many Sturgill Simpson fans in Charlotte, North Carolina and beyond are still disappointed after it was announced last minute and right before his set time that Sturgill Simpson would not be appearing. Tyler Childers has been tapped to perform for Sturgill in Georgia.
Apparently, Clint Eastwood liked what he heard so much, he decided to keep the vocal track as-is, and it’s now the first thing you hear as the film opens. “That guy’s voice is from the top of those speakers down to your feet,” Clint Eastwood said about Will Bannister’s contribution.
A serious tussle with COVID-19, and even a host of pre-existing conditions was no death sentence for country legend David Allan Coe. And now with a long list of accolades and nicknames he already enjoys, perhaps we can now call him the Rolling Stone of Country. He might outlive us all.
“This is the best festival I’ve ever been a part of,” Cody Jinks said as he took the stage Sunday night (9-19) in Pryor, Oklahoma. Not faint praise from Cody, who’s played some big fests over the years, including his own personally curated one. And the praise was deserved.
AEG, American Aquarium, Blackberry Smoke, Born and Raised Fest, Bri Bagwell, Chloe-Beth, Cody Canada, Cody Jinks, Flatland Cavalry, Holly Beth, Jamie Lin Wilson, Kaitlin Butts, Kolby Cooper, Kyle Carter, Kylie Frey, Parker McCollum, Randy Rogers, Rocklahoma, Stoney LaRue, Wade Bowen, Zach Bryan, ZZ Top
The implications here are much bigger than radio. Lainey Wilson is one of these artists that helping to symbolize a return to country’s roots in the mainstream, evidenced by her well-received new record ‘Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’.’ Hopefully this #1 is the first of many for Lainey Wilson.
The tragedy rocked the Jackson family, and it’s one of the reasons Alan Jackson took an extended period off between his album ‘Angels & Alcohol’ in 2015, and his latest release from May, ‘Where Have You Gone.’ Now his daughter is releasing a new book about the experience
A talented and treasured member of both the Cajun and country music realm passed away too soon on Saturday, September 18th. Courtney Granger was the highly-revered and Grammy-nominated fiddle player, accordion player, and singer for Southwest Louisiana’s Pine Leaf Boys.
Watching Zach Bryan perform was like watching a local coffee house show with 5,000 people losing their everloving minds. When singing some of his biggest like “Godspeed” and “Condemned,” the crowd was singing along to every single word, and I mean Every. Single. Word.
While others were thinking and scheming, Charley Crockett was out there doing. While some were complaining about closed doors and walled gardens, Charley Crockett was making his way over, under, and through. When people said it couldn’t be done, Charley Crockett did it.
The fourth season of the Paramount Network’s neo-Western Yellowstone starring Kevin Costner and created by Taylor Sheridan is finally set to premier on November 7th. And along with it, you can also expect a big boost for the independent country artists and songs…
Yeah, I know it sounds like something you’d read in a comic book, with Clark Kent dashing into a phone booth and emerging in a spandex suit to save a damsel in distress, but in a slightly less dramatic fashion, that’s what happened when Reba McEntire and a crew were touring a building.
Like so many other festivals over the last 1 1/2 years, Old Settler’s fest just outside of Lockhart, TX has been attempting to hold what will be its now 34th annual installment. Normally conducted in the spring, and postponed entirely in 2020, they have finally set a date and lineup for 2021.
Bonnie Bishop, Carrie Rodriguez, Cedric Burnside, Della Mae, Folk Family Revival, Hogslop String Band, James McMurtry, Kelsey Waldon, Logan Ledger, Old Settler's Fest, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Sarah Jarosz, Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Sierra Ferrell
Comedian, Canadian, and true country music fan Norm MacDonald died on Tuesday (9-14) after a private battle with Cancer. The long-time stand-up performer, comedic writer, and host of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” along with podcasts and a Netflix program was 61.
‘Bad Romantic’ is the kind of country record you wished some of your favorite women of country would cut, but never do. It’s got that denim and bell-bottom 70’s honky tonk country vibe going on strong, unabashedly twangy and country, with a dash of funky energy and attitude.
‘Star-Crossed’ comes from the aftermath of Kacey’s marriage to fellow performer and songwriter Ruston Kelly. Said to be fashioned to unfold similar to a Greek tragedy in three acts, the album is tragic for sure, but strains to convey any entertainment value or valuable insight.
Don Maddox was arguably the oldest living legend in country music. And he will remain a legend, today and forevermore. But his time as one of the last living links to the very formation of country music has officially ended. Don Maddox of The Maddox Brothers & Rose has died at 98.
Could it be that the most important and influential bloodline in country music history actually has a lost branch? Country History X Episode #11 delves into this complicated and convoluted story, while now a 4th generation of performers have emerged looking to carry on Hank’s name.
Coleman Williams, Colin Escott, Hank 4, Hank Williams, Hank Williams III, Hank Williams IV, Hank Williams Jr., Hilary Williams, Holly Williams, IV and the Strange Band, Jett Williams, Joe Allcorn, Lewis "Butch" Fitzgerald, Ricky Fitzgerald, Sam Williams
Mountain Stage’s longtime host Larry Groce is not going anywhere just yet, so there’s no call for misty eyes and career retrospectives. But after having co-founded and hosted the show since 1983, it was announced last week that Larry will be seceding weekly host duties to Kathy Mattea.
Alan Jackson didn’t want to capitalize off the tragedy, and admitted being reluctant to record and perform it at all. Jackson said that after September 11th, he immediately wanted to write a song about it, if not for the public, then maybe just for himself—to externalize his thoughts.
From when we initially heard him though his first band Union Sound Treaty, to his solo album ‘Seneca’ in 2019 that put his West Virginia experience into song, Charles Wesley Godwin has proved himself to be one of the preeminent members of the new resurgence of authentic voices.
Guitarist and high harmony singer Joe Don Rooney for the pop country trio Rascal Flatts was arrested early Thursday morning (9-9) for driving under the influence. The 45-year-old was driving near the 1200 block of Hillsboro Road, close to Fieldstone Park just north of Franklin, Tennessee.
Earlier this week, Cody Jinks finally got his plaques for the achievement, and took to social media to show them off. But this wasn’t just about him. This was a family affair. After all, Cody’s son is a co-writer on “Loud and Heavy,” meaning he gets his own Platinum record as well.